Drones are fantastic devices that can give you a completely new perspective on the world around you. With every new innovation however comes an inevitability: fear.
The view from above is something entirely different. One that humanity has strived to view since the creation of the first plane.
It, however, has a stigma that may never go away. Seeing a drone in the sky can strike people with fear. Yes, a drone – like with any other camera – brings up the issue of privacy. While one can debate this issue, the simple fact remains that nobody wants other people snooping into their private affairs.
A Private Place
The most likely scenario when flying a drone in private areas (homes, subdivisions, and even workplaces) is that security may be called. An unidentified drone can look very malicious in the eyes of someone below.
The owner of the drone could be seen as a snoop, a spy, or even a pervert. While these accusations may seem ridiculous, they are not entirely unfounded. It is because of instances in the past where people used cameras to gain something from others. Now, instead of hidden cameras and bugs, they fly out into the open. And, for better or worse, they can even reach more areas as well.
Fear and Countermeasures
In more extreme cases, your drone can take damage from other people. Someone can easily try to knock it out of the air by throwing something. It can be a malicious act; them intentionally trying to take down your device. It is more common however, that curiosity is to blame. People may wonder if they can reach your drone with just a throw. However, with one good hit, a drone can go crashing down.
There have been instances in the past where gun owners shot down a drone flying around their property. Indeed, a flying camera’s presence can make people more aware of their surroundings. If you are not careful, they may point the guns at you as well.